Interviews
Interviews
Second Round Interview: Brian Harman & Patton Kizzire
December 8, 2018

Q. Great job, you're tied for the lead going into the last round. What was working well for you out there today?

BRIAN HARMAN: I think we hung in there really nice. We started off kind of slow, and then kind of got a little momentum going. Mid part of our round we were just struggling. Finally we started some good stuff happening and we finished strong.

Q. Patton?

PATTON KIZZIRE: Yeah, he had a great drive on the par 5, I can't remember what hole it was, No. 14, and I had the best shot of the day for me and we made an eagle there. Then birdied the next hole, and then took advantage of the par5 17th. It was a day we had to stay patient and we did.

Q. There were some teams that said you can't fake it in this format coming off of yesterday where you could kind of ham and egg it a little bit. Does it feel like that going into a format like today?

BRIAN HARMAN: Yeah, it's a much tougher format, especially after  as long as like you would rather start with this format and get it out of the way. After yesterday, just kind of wheeling and dealing, and now you're having to really kind of toe it back a little bit.

Q. And going into tomorrow, obviously this is called the QBE Shootout, so you've got to just take it super low. What's sort of that mindset, how do you get yourselves geared up for that kind of birdie making?

PATTON KIZZIRE: Well, we play best ball at home a lot, so I'm used to that. It's make birdie or go to the next hole, so that's probably what we'll have to do tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

Q. It's not easy to kind of get in the sync of things, so what was the rhythm like out there today?

BRIAN HARMAN: Yeah, we struggled to find it early, but we stayed really patient and finally started clicking on all cylinders on the back nine. It's a tough format, especially if you're not making birdies. Graeme and Emiliano were doing really well, so it was hard not to keep pressing, so I thought we did a really nice job.

Q. What about you two paired together works so well?

PATTON KIZZIRE: We're good friends, we spend a lot of time together, we play golf a lot together. Unfortunately, Davis couldn't come, but I've got a great replacement and great parter in Brian and we're doing some good things out there.

Q. Tell us about the offcourse talk between you two, hunting, fishing. Give us a little insight into some of the things you might be talking about on the course?

BRIAN HARMAN: Well, Patton tells everyone that I've been his mentor forever, so, you know, just to see him grow up and do all these great things, it's been so fun. Have a chance to play with Patton, it's been a blast.

Q. Are you guys family friends, do your families hang out often? What is that dynamic?

PATTON KIZZIRE: Well, I've known Brian for a long time. We see each other  our families see each other just maybe at the RSM or THE PLAYERS each year. We've been buddies for a long time and it's fun to team up.